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Monday, May 30, 2016

At the zone conference

On our way back from the conference
De la calle,

How is it going in the 801?  I am doing great down here in the 598. This week we had a Multi-Zone Conference, and our mission President spoke to us for the last time. It was really sad, but it is incredible to see the love that he has for each one of the missionaries. He started crying when he admitted that he wondered who was going to take care of the new missionaries. Then he showed us a couple of photos of the new mission President. His name is President Eddy. He is from Provo Utah, and he is really young. He is around 40 years old. He is bringing a of couple younger kids with him to Uruguay. One of his sons is currently serving a mission in the Dominican Republic, and one of his daughters is studying at BYU Idaho....just in case you wanted to know a little about him.

Also this week our zone did an event called an “Open Church.” We opened up the church for visitors and people who are curious about what goes on in our church. We set up posters and banners to help explain brief summaries of gospel principles, and two missionaries were even dressed up in Baptismal clothes to inform the people. We walked around in the neighborhood, and tried to invite a bunch of people in the street. The whole event went really well!

Also....this week we found two new investigators. I am teaching one of them English. It was a very interesting experience, because he is blind. He went blind when he was 16 years old. He is now 30 years old. I had to change the way I taught him English because I couldn`t use any visual representations. The other investigator is his girlfriend....and she is 67 years old. I am not going to lie, I thought the lady was his mother, or even his grandma, but nope...its his girlfriend. Haha. They are really great people, and it should be really interesting to teach them.

I hope you all have a great week! Love you guys!
-Elder Vanderlinden


Quote of the week: “Be miserable, or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it`s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer

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